Skip to main content

Steward Training

The Department of Education and Training Services provides or facilitates training for local lodge stewards. Local lodges interested in steward training should discuss training with the International representative who services their lodge.

When advisable, the Department of Education and Training Services coordinates with local lodges and International reps to schedule one- or two-day steward training seminars for one or more locals in a specific geographic area. These classes cover the basic skills and knowledge needed by stewards, including the steward’s responsibilities, how to interpret contract language, how to argue your position, “just-cause” for discipline, past practice grievances, Weingarten rights, keeping good records, when to file (and when not to file) unfair labor practice claims, sexual harassment grievances, and what to do when members are in conflict with each other.

Stewards (and members who want to become stewards) should consider attending the Boilermakers Collective Bargaining Institutes.

Another source of good information is the Stewards Sourcebook on this Web site.

For more information on upcoming steward training opportunities, contact Teresa Carter at the Boilermakers Department of Education and Training Services.

Upcoming Boilermakers Collective Bargaining Institutes and other educational opportunities from the International and from other sources are listed on the Boilermakers Education & Training Calendar.

Latest News

  • Pictured left to right: IP Newton B. Jones, L-92 BM-ST Oscar Davila, IVP Western States J. Tom Baca and MOST Administrator Mark Garrett.

    Top safety award goes to Local 92

    Read More

  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

    Read More

  •  L-D23’s Terris Deans, left, and Daniel Jones repair crane cables at the Cemex plant in Clinchfield, Georgia. Both Deans and Jones are in college through the plant’s college education program.

    L-D23 boosts education and safety at Cemex plant

    Read More

  • From l. to r., B&W’s Boilermaker superintendent Don Wallace, supervisor Eric Boggs, rigging engineer Steve Fox, construction manager Marty Crum, and L-744’s Steven Walters, foreman Stephen Ginley, Business Manager Martin Mahon and (kneeling) Gregory Pamer.

    Babcock & Wilcox asks L-744 members to install antique boiler

    Read More

  • L-5, Z-7’s Jacob Weber and partner Zane Martin, L-29, both from the Northeast, work on the buddy weld exercise. The test requires contestants to cut out a section of a bad tube and replace it with a new one.

    Local 374’s Shick earns top honors at National Apprenticeship Competition

    Read More